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7N Architects to lead Lerwick Old Town masterplan

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July 31 2017

7N Architects to lead Lerwick Old Town masterplan
7N Architects have been awarded the commission to masterplan the site of the former Shetland High School in Lerwick with a view to establishing a mixed-use quarter within the Old Town.

New uses are being sought for 6.5-hectare Knab Campus in advance of the decant of staff and pupils to a purpose built campus at Stanley Hill, incorporating a mix of homes, open space and landscaped grounds.

As part of this work three listed buildings; Anderson Institute; and the Janet Courtney and Bruce Hostels, will be given a fresh lease of life.

Councillor Alastair Cooper said: “This is a positive step forward for the Knab Campus that will help us create the vision for the site and to see it developed as soon as practicable. 7N Architects have considerable experience and an established pedigree working on other campus projects across Scotland and their expertise will be invaluable.”

A design team comprising David Narro Associates, David Adamson and Partners, Groves-Raines Architects, Rankin Fraser Landscape Architects and Systra has been appointed been appointed by Shetland Island Council to attain this vision.
An aerial view of the proposed masterplan area
An aerial view of the proposed masterplan area

2 Comments

Andrew J A Johnson
#1 Posted by Andrew J A Johnson on 1 Aug 2017 at 08:10 AM
Will be interested to see how the Anderson High School (formerly the Anderson Educational Institute, my old school), The Janet Courtney Hostel and Bruce Hostel campus will be reconfigured for their new role. Could you please note that the new school, currently nearing completion beside Clickhimin Loch, is being built on the lower slopes of the 'Staney' not 'Stanley' Hill.
rossboss
#2 Posted by rossboss on 1 Aug 2017 at 12:51 PM
Great opportunity, and as they say in Rupaul's Drag Race, 'Dont F*** it up'.

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